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Pastor Lynched by Members of Prime Minister Modi's party near Chennai, India.

Jan 22, Asia News

A Pentecostal Christian pastor was found dead hanging from the roof of his home in a village in Tamil Nadu. Rev. Gideon Periyaswamy was 43 and led the church of Maknayeem, in the village of Adayachery. His death is shrouded in mystery....

Hindu mob burns down a church alleging forced conversion.

Jan 22, Christian Post

A mob led by apparent Hindu nationalists burned down a church and shops belonging to Christians in India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir after the death of a woman, whom the mob believed was forcibly converted to Christianity. .....

Pastor Found Dead in Tamil Nadu, India Body appears to have been hung after death,

Jan 21 MorningStar News

The body of a pastor in southern India was found hung from the thatched roof of his house early Saturday morning (Jan. 20), a week after he complained to police about opposition from Hindu extremists, sources said.....

Catholic schools under pressure in Madhya Pradesh Share’..

Jan 17, 2018 Worldwatch Monitor

A Catholic school in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has received threats from Hindu nationalists, who claim children at the school were punished for singing patriotic songs – the third school to come under pressure this month. The nationalists claimed around 30 students at the St. Joseph Convent School  ......

Ranchi: clergyman beaten by Hindu radicals, but most Indians are against violence...

Jan 17, Asia News

Anti-Christian violence is orchestrated by extreme right-wing nationalist groups. “What is under attack is the pluralism of Indian society!”

The victim, Rev Karma Oraon, is a pastor in Harmu, a village in the State Jharkhand. He was attacked on Christmas Eve, but news about the incident was made public only yesterday......

Analysis: Why are Christians being attacked in India?.

Jan 16 Matters India

As I celebrated Christmas a few days ago, I thought about the attacks on Christians in various locales of the country.
In fact, there’s been an ongoing hate campaign unleashed against them by right-wing outfits: first it was all the hype that Christian missionaries are indulging in mass conversions which stood vetoed by vital facts and figures showing that the country’s Christian ....

Pastor Dragged, Beaten, Threatened With Death, Told to Renounce Christ’..

Jan 16, Christian Post

An Indian pastor says he was attacked by Hindu extremists who dragged him out onto the streets, beat him, and threatened to kill him unless he renounced Jesus Christ for a Hindu monkey deity.

The attack occurred while in Harmu village of Ranchi District, Jharkhand state, on Christmas Eve, when 16 or so Hindu radicals attacked a prayer ......

Madhya Pradesh, Hindu prayers in Catholic schools: a nationalist leader arrested.

Jan 16, 2018 AsianNews

padhesh Rana, a Hindu fundamentalist leader who wanted to enter a Catholic school and to hold the Hindu rite for Bharat Mata ["Mother India", ed.] has been arrested in Vidisha (in Madhya Pradesh).

Yesterday more than 500 policemen were deployed in defense of St. Mary's Post Graduate ......

Pastors Draw Close to God as Tribal Churches Are Attacked in India. Indigenous leaders join forces with Hindu nationalists to assault Christians.

Jan 15, Morningstar News

“In those moments when they were kicking and beating me, I felt that even if I die now, the Lord will make the ministry I leave behind fruitful,” Pastor Oraon told Morning Star News. “We are just a few gathering in the name of Jesus. He is our strength.”....

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Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India continues to climb up the World Watch List.....

Jan 12, Christian Post

 India jumped from the 15th worst country in the world for Christian persecution in 2017 to the 11th in 2018.

Samuel and Benida are underground Christian ministry leaders from New Delhi who told CP that the goal of the BJP, a right-wing party closely linked with the RSS Hindu nationalist group, is to make sure India remains a "Hindu nation.".....

Hindu groups beloning to Prime Minister Modi's party break into a Christian college and demand to perform a Hindu religious ritual on campus.

Jan 10, 2018, Christianity Today

A Hindu-nationalists  broke into a Catholic college in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, and threatened the institution to allow them to perform a Hindu religious ritual at the facility. When the college refused to entertain the members of the by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad ..... 

Prime Minister Modi's party claims that Christianity is destroying the environment.

Jan 10, 2018 Asia News

A Hindu fair was held in the Indian state of Gujarat from 5 to 8 January bringing together 315 Hindu organisations. S Gurumurthy, a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS), a Hindu ultra-nationalist paramilitary organisation, made the claim. For a Syriac Christian leader, such a view sows the “seeds of suspicion and division in people against Christia....

Police, Hindu Extremists Halt Christmas Celebrations in Uttar Pradesh, India. Militant Hindu nationalists feel free to attack under BJP government..

Jan 8, Morningstar News

Summoned to a police station after Hindu extremists stopped his church’s worship last month, a pastor in northern India brought some 50 Christians with him to help plead for his rights. But 45-year-old pastor David Amarnath of Pathakpur village in Bhadohi District, Uttar....

Catholic Schools in the State of Madhya Pradesh were attacked by radical Hindu groups loyal to Prime Minister Modi's party.

Jan 8, 2018 Asian News

Extremists are threatening St Mary's Post Graduate College in Vidisha. Fr Biju describes the social outreach of the diocese of Sagar. Founded 27 years ago, the Manav Vikas Seva Sangh is an association that serves 286 tribal villages. said Fr Thomas Philip, head of the Manav Vikas Seva Sangh, the human ...

Hindu fundamentalists who have encircled a Catholic college complex in Vidisha, in Central India, "will return on January 16”, says Msgr. Theodore Mascarenhas, Gen Sec. of Bishops' Conference.

Jan 5, 2018, Asian News

Yesterday, the police dispersed about 900 members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, who planned another raid on January 16th. After the clashes with police the Hindus "left angry". ....

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